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Gambling Addiction Guide

 

Another top addiction is gambling. In fact, studies including research by the National Gambling Impact Commission show that gambling nationwide affects a minimum of 2.5 million people, over 1 percent of the population.

In targeted gambling areas like Las Vegas, over 5 percent of the people are expected to end up having some sort of gamblingproblems. To help put those figures into perspective, gambling problems occur twice as often as cancer and twice as often as cocaine addiction.

That’s a LOT of Impact.

And young people battle gambling addiction more than adults. Here are the latest prevalence rates as reported by the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, the following are the prevalence rates:

  • 16-24 year old males 4%
  • 11-18 year old males 4-7%
  • National average, all ages 1.2%

How can you tell if someone is addicted to gambling?

Similar to the characteristics noted for other top addictions, the main ones to look out for with gambling follow.


Signs of a Gambling Addiction 

– Repeated attempts to stop gambling.

– Serious financial problems

– Has unrealistic view of what “life” and “the world” owes you

– Preoccupation with gambling, lying about it and denying addiction


Help for Gambling Addiction 
 

Help is unfortunately often not sought until people hit “rock bottom” or pretty much lose about all they own, owe nearly anyone and about everyone they know (and many don’t).

Once reality sets in and denial isn’t an issue any longer (and even in some cases where it’s borderline) a nationwide 12-Step program is available, Gamblers Anonymous.

Other help can come from a combination of psychotherapist and / or counselor who helps focus on internal emotional issues, group therapy to interact with fellow addicts in recovery, and inpatient, residential or outpatient care, for short-term and long-term recovery options. You can seek recommendations from your healthcare providers or local hospitals.

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How to be Delivered From Drugs, Sexual Perversion, & All Addictions
Online Recovery Communities
Personality Types and Addictions
The Principles Behind The 12 Steps Of Addiction Recovery


Alcohol Addiction:

Alcohol Addiction Guide
Alcohol Addiction Articles
Action Of Alcohol on Internal Organs
Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Alcohol And Pregnancy
Alcohol Has No Food Value
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Effect of Alcohol on the Membranes
Effects of Alcohol on the Blood
How Alcohol Causes Mental and Moral Changes
How Alcohol Retards Digestion


Drug Addiction:
Drug Addiction Guide
Drug Addiction Articles
Crystal Meth Addiction
Causes of Drug Addiction
Definition of Drug Addiction
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Drug Addiction and Pregnancy
Drug Addiction and the Family
Drug Addiction Facts
Effects of Drug Addiction
Overcome Marijuana Addiction
Prescription Drug Addiction
Signs of Drug Addiction


Food Addiction:
What is Food Addiction
Overcoming Food Addiction
Food Addiction Articles
The Ritual of Food Addiction
4 Signs Of Fast Food Addiction
Addiction To Food And Your Health
Curbing Food Addiction Naturally
Food Addiction: A Craving Your Body Can’t Seem to Control
How Do I Stop Eating – Advice For Bingers
I Have an Eating Disorder and Want to Stop
Is the Amount of Food You Eat a Problem?
Overweight Kids
Six Keys to Successfully Changing Your Eating Habits


Gambling Addiction:

Gambling Addiction
Gambling Addiction Articles
Gambling Addiction Guide
How to Deal with a Gambling Problem
How to Get Rid of a Gambling Addiction
The Secrets to Avoiding Addictive Gambling
The Social Impacts of Gambling
What Makes Gambling Addictive
When Gambling Becomes an Addiction


Internet Addiction:
Internet Addiction
Internet Addiction Articles
Internet Addiction Guide
Does Your Child have an Internet Addiction?
Children’s Internet Usage: How Parents Can Take Control
Cyber Addiction Grows
Cyber Anxiety
Is Your Child Addicted to the Internet?
Online Infidelity – Is Your Partner Having a Cyber Affair?
The Internet – Blessing Or Curse?
Understanding Online Addictions


Sex Addiction:
Sex Addiction FAQs
Sexual Addiction Articles
Pornography Addiction
Sex Addiction
How To Get Rid Of Your Pornography Addiction
How to Overcome Addiction to Pornography
Pornography and Sexual Addictions are Destroying Relationships
Masturbation Addiction
Pornography Addiction Needs To Be Checked
Self Hypnosis for Masturbation Addiction
Sex, Society and the Internet


Tobacco / Smoking:
Tobacco Addiction
Nicotine Addiction Articles
What Causes Nicotine Addiction?
Break The Chains Of Nicotine Addiction Forever
How Addictive Are Cigarettes?
Nicotine Addiction – The Reality
Nicotine Addiction is a Serious Problem
What Causes Nicotine Addiction?